Owen Beck

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Owen Beck
Statistics
Real name Owen LeFranc Beck
Nickname(s) What The Heck
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Reach 78 in (198.1 cm)
Nationality Jamaica Jamaican
Born (1976-05-31) 31 May 1976 (age 38)
Negril, Jamaica
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 29
Wins by KO 20
Losses 12
Draws 0
No contests 0

Owen LeFranc Beck (born 31 May 1976) is a Jamaican professional boxer in the heavyweight division.

Amateur[edit]

Beck had a 73-5 amateur record.

Pro[edit]

Known as Owen "What the Heck" Beck, Beck began his career in 1998 by winning his first 24 fights, but all against limited opposition the best being amateur star Derrell Dixon and undefeated Taurus Sykes. This streak and a contract with Don King set up a WBC & IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator bout against heavyweight contender Monte Barrett in 2005, and Beck was TKO'd in the 9th.

Since the loss, Beck has lost to Ray Austin, but beat cruiser journeyman Darnell Wilson to set up a shot against the former WBA Heavyweight Title holder Nikolay Valuev. Valuev defeated Beck, dropping him twice and winning via TKO in the 3rd. After he fought Valuev he made a comeback and won the fight against Ricardo Arce via 2nd Round technical knockout and had another fight against Marvin Hunt and beat him via first round knockout.

He took a 19 month break from boxing before returning to the ring in June 2009.

He fought Andrew Greeley and won the match by split decision on 13 June 2009.

He fought Jermell Barnes on 21 August 2009 in a fight which he won by unanimous decision with the scores of 79-73, 77-75 and 80-72 all in favor of Beck. Also in late 2009 Owen enlisted a new trainer Clinton Barnes.

On 16 January 2010, Beck fought Manuel Charr and was TKO'ed in the tenth and final round with 16 seconds left on the clock.

On 16 April, Beck fought Tony Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee, and was knocked out at 2-minutes and 50-seconds of the 4th-round. Loss to Deontay Wilder on 23 June 2012

Professional boxing record[edit]

29 Wins (20 knockouts, 9 decisions), 12 Losses (10 knockouts, 2 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 36-7 Russia Oleg Maskaev TKO 3 30/12/2012 Russia Sports Palace Quant, Troitsk, Moscow Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the third round.
Loss 22-0 United States Deontay Wilder RTD 3 23/06/2012 United States Killer Buzz Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Beck did not come out for the fourth round.
Loss -- Russia Sergey Rozhnov UD 4 08/02/2012 Russia Soviet Wings Sport Palace, Moscow 36-40, 36-40, 36-40.
Loss 7-0 Poland Artur Szpilka RTD 4 15/10/2011 Poland Spodek, Katowice Beck did not come out for the fourth round.
Loss 34-0 United States David "Nino" Rodriguez KO 3 24/06/2011 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas WBC FECOMBOX Heavyweight Title. Beck knocked out at 2:02 of the third round.
Loss 31-1 United States Cedric Boswell KO 9 07/12/2010 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida WBC Latino Heavyweight Title. Beck knocked out at 2:29 of the ninth round.
Loss 19-3-3 Australia Alex Leapai TKO 6 12/08/2010 Australia Fankhauser Reserve, Southport, Queensland Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the sixth round.
Loss 33-2 United States Tony "The Tiger" Thompson TKO 4 16/04/2010 United States Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the fourth round.
Loss 13-0 Lebanon Manuel Charr TKO 10 09/01/2010 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the tenth round.
Win 18-21-2 United States Jermell Barnes UD 8 21/08/2009 United States Horseshoe Hammond, Hammond, Indiana 80-72, 79-73, 77-75.
Win 14-27-2 United States Andrew Greeley SD 8 13/06/2009 United States Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan 77-75, 78-74, 75-77.
Win 11-18 United States Marvin Hunt TKO 1 08/11/2007 United States San Jose Fiesta, Nashville, Tennessee Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the first round.
Win 12-17-2 Mexico Ricardo Arce TKO 2 28/09/2007 Mexico Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.
Loss 43-0 Russia Nikolay Valuev TKO 3 03/06/2006 Germany TUI Arena, Hannover, Lower Saxony WBA World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the third round.
Win 18-2-3 United States Darnell Wilson UD 8 07/01/2006 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City 78-74, 78-74, 78-74.
Loss 22-3-3 United States Ray "Rainmain" Austin SD 12 03/09/2005 United States Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio WBC USNBC Heavyweight Title. 113-115, 111-117, 115-113.
Loss 30-3 United States Monte Barrett TKO 9 05/02/2005 United States Savvis Center, Saint Louis, Missouri IBF/WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminators. Referee stopped the bout at 2:52 of the ninth round.
Win 43-16-2 United States Troy Weida TKO 1 04/09/2004 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:39 of the first round.
Win 6-8-1 United States Vernon Woodward TKO 2 18/06/2004 United States Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, Louisiana
Win 14-3 United States Byron Polley TKO 1 15/05/2004 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the first round.
Win 13-6-1 Brazil Daniel Frank Silva TKO 3 01/05/2004 United States Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the third round.
Win 11-3 United States Scott Conner DQ 2 15/04/2004 United States Airport Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas Conner disqualified at 2:57 of the second round.
Win 31-6 Brazil George Arias UD 12 20/09/2003 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title. 117-111, 119-109, 118-110.
Win 8-10 United States Mike Middleton TKO 1 04/01/2003 United States DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia
Win 23-12-1 United States Craig "C.T." Tomlinson TKO 5 14/12/2002 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the fifth round.
Win 29-5 Brazil Rogerio Lobo TKO 4 27/07/2002 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 1:26 of the fourth round.
Win 11-5-1 United States Chavez Francisco KO 1 30/03/2002 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania Francisco knocked out at 2:28 of the first round.
Win 10-15-1 United States Franklin Edmondson TKO 5 25/10/2001 United States South Carolina
Win 15-65-1 United States Roy Bedwell KO 2 09/09/2001 United States Nashville, Tennessee
Win 7-15 United States Ron Gullette TKO 2 28/06/2001 United States The Plex, Charleston, South Carolina
Win 8-9-1 United States Sean Williams TKO 2 24/05/2001 United States The Plex, Charleston, South Carolina
Win 6-10-1 United States Ramon Hayes TKO 2 12/04/2001 United States Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina
Win 6-19-1 United States David Edward Smith TKO 2 10/03/2001 United States Virginia
Win 3-10 United States Ken H. Williams TKO 2 17/02/2001 United States Radisson Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Win 12-0 United States Taurus Sykes UD 6 07/10/2000 United States Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 11-89-1 United States Rocky Bentley TKO 5 14/09/2000 United States Nashville, Tennessee
Win 5-54 United States James Holly TKO 2 26/08/2000 United States Gallatin, Tennessee
Win 11-0 United States Derrell Dixon UD 4 25/05/2000 United States Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi 40-36, 40-36.
Win 6-7-1 United Kingdom Lee Swaby PTS 4 11/12/1999 United Kingdom Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside 39-38.
Win 3-3 United Kingdom Luke Simpkin PTS 4 07/08/1999 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex 39-38.
Win 9-23 United States Max Key TKO 1 12/12/1998 United States Atlanta, Georgia

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